Want to do good and get some good stuff?
Quaker Voluntary Service Portland is hosting a raffle fundraiser throughout the month of May and we’d love to have your support. Our generous and talented Portland Friends donated items to make gift baskets that include: knitted wears, homemade jams & preserved foods, handmade soap, art from local artists, books from local authors, and more!
Each week in May, we will raffle off one of our four themed gift baskets. Each Monday, we will randomly select a winner from that week’s raffle entries to be awarded a gift basket. At the end of the month, all entries, no matter the week or method of entry, will also be entered to win a QVS quilt, lovingly made by a Portland Friend.
Each Monday of May we will post a photo on our social media of that week’s gift basket and announce the winner of the previous week’s gift basket. On May 31st we will announce the winner of the final gift basket and of the quilt.
The Significance of a Portland QVS Quilt
Since the first QVS Fellows came to Portland for the 2013-2014 program year, various Portland area friends have made a quilt for each Fellows. This program is inspired by the quilting ministries of North Seattle Friends Church. Portland area Friends from Multnomah and Bridge City Meetings, Reedwood Friends Church, West Hills Friends Church and Camas Friends Church donate fabrics and sew the quilts together. Each quilt has appliqués: QVS logo, hands to symbolize service, the Shaker design “hands at work, hearts to God,” a peace dove, and Mount Hood.
To learn more about this tradition, check out this article, Quilting as Ministry written by Kayla, a QVS Alum.
How to Enter the Raffle
Donate any amount to QVS and you will be entered into our raffle!
One donation = one entry in that week’s drawing, AND one entry in the drawing for the quilt.
Follow QVS on Instagram, like our PDX fundraiser posts, and tag two friends.
Your name will be entered 2x for the week of the post AND 2x at the end of the month.
Start a new monthly donation during the month of May.
Your name will be entered 4x for the week in which you donated, AND 4x at the end of the month.
Donate more than once throughout the month!
Each donation counts as one entry in that week’s drawing.
Note: Because this is a time sensitive fundraiser, we will only be accepting online donations. When you donate, make sure to write “PDX raffle” in the comment section. Any questions? Email [email protected].